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Alumna named CTO of the Year by Nashville Tech Council

Mar. 27, 2019—The Nashville Technology Council named Michelle Miller, MS ’03, 2019 CTO of the Year. Miller is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Centauri Health Solutions, a health care technology analytics and services company. Nashville serves as the primary data center for all Centauri lines of business and the product development hub for all its...

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CS senior empowers women through tech

Mar. 27, 2019—Miti Joshi admits that before she stepped foot on Vanderbilt’s campus, she was very wary of what would later become one of her greatest passions. “I’m moving across the world alone, and I need to take a leap of faith here,” said Joshi, an international student from Mumbai, India. “Let me try the craziest thing...

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Women of VISE to host Wikipedia edit-a-thon to creates pages for women in science March 29

Mar. 26, 2019—The Women of VISE, a group of graduate students associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, will hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, to develop Wikipedia pages for women in science. The event will be held in Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium at Featheringhill Hall from 5 to 9 p.m. The...

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Like geese and race cars, cancer cells draft their way to new sites

Mar. 25, 2019—Finding gives boost to fighting through cell metabolism NASCAR has nothing on cancer cells when it comes to exploiting the power of drafting, letting someone else do the hard work of moving forward while you coast behind. Building on the relatively new discovery that metastatic cancer cells leave tumors and travel in clusters, not singles,...

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New low-profile ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential broad adoption

Mar. 21, 2019—A new lightweight, low-profile and inexpensive ankle exoskeleton could be widely used among elderly people, those with impaired lower-leg muscle strength and workers whose jobs require substantial walking or running. Developed by Vanderbilt mechanical engineers, the device is believed to be the first ankle exoskeleton that could be worn under clothes without restricting motion. It...

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Town hall March 28 on future academic capital projects; focus on engineering, science

Mar. 20, 2019—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente Deans Fauchet, Marnett and Geer to participate The Vanderbilt community is invited to a March 28 town hall with several university senior leaders to learn about two studies underway for future capital improvements: one designed to respond to current and future facility needs in the...

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Robot-guided video game prompts peer interaction among older adults

Mar. 18, 2019—Two residents of Elmcroft Senior Living sat side-by-side facing a large screen, raising their hands in tandem as watch-style devices on their wrists controlled the avatars in front of them. Every so often, a squat little robot off to the side would remind them the object of the game: Get your avatar’s books into the...

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Engineering students, doggie day care owner team up to build the better pooper scooper

Mar. 18, 2019—Dan Spangler’s doggie day care and boarding business found itself in some deep … trouble last year. An inspector cited the New Bern, N.C., entrepreneur and dog lover for having a rusty pooper scooper, a violation under state Department of Agriculture guidelines. It frustrated Spangler, who spent countless hours maintaining the metal scoopers and hundreds...

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